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Definition of dark:

  1. A dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, or the like; as, the light and darks are well contrasted.
  2. Absence of light; darkness; obscurity; a place where there is little or no light.
  3. Deprived of sight; blind.
  4. Destitute of knowledge and culture; in moral or intellectual darkness; unrefined; ignorant.
  5. Destitute, or partially destitute, of light; not receiving, reflecting, or radiating light; wholly or partially black, or of some deep shade of color; not light- colored; as, a dark room; a dark day; dark cloth; dark paint; a dark complexion.
  6. Evincing black or foul traits of character; vile; wicked; atrocious; as, a dark villain; a dark deed.
  7. Foreboding evil; gloomy; jealous; suspicious.
  8. Not clear to the understanding; not easily seen through; obscure; mysterious; hidden.
  9. showing a brooding ill humor; " a dark scowl"; " the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; " a glum, hopeless shrug"; " he sat in moody silence"; " a morose and unsociable manner"; " a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; " a sour temper"; " a sullen crowd"
  10. The condition of ignorance; gloom; secrecy.
  11. To darken to obscure.


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